Total Interior Home Renovation
T + L in Lytton Park
My husband I and purchased a 3 story, 90 year old Georgian style home in North Toronto due to its exceptional location. One drawback was the interior and out of date systems that needed a complete overhaul. It was a very daughnting project and we met with many designers, contractors, etc., who were mostly inept, unprofessional, or unreliable beyond the first meeting. In the end, we had a meeting with Fardid and Ken, the principals of BKDP and felt confident in their abilities to plan and execute our project. We realized from the start that planning and communication were going to determine the success of the project and BKDP delivered every step along the way, even when hiccups occurred. Our project consisted of electrical, plumbing, structural, waterproofing, flooring, heating, kitchen, bathrooms, and interior painting. The work was done on time (5 months) and within budget, and three years post renovation, we are still very happy and have recommended them to numerous friends.
J + C in the Annex
We live in a large, open concept turn of the century Annex home that was fully renovated in early 80s. We love the space and location but the kitchen was dated and poorly designed for a multi-cook family like ours. After evaluating several options, we choose BKDP for a kitchen design/build that was completed, on-time, on-budget, in fall 2011. We both work full time in demanding jobs and have a school-aged child so the prospect of a time-consuming kitchen reno had been daunting. Our experience with Fardid and Kenneth was terrific. In the design phase, they spent several hours with us in our existing kitchen to understand what we wanted, came up with an excellent concept for re-orienting the space, and took detailed notes on the look, feel and materials we liked. We liked the design they produced and thought the price for the design was extremely reasonable. Selecting materials and appliances was far less time consuming than we had feared because we were able to see the vast majority of the materials at their offices, avoiding endless weekend drives north of the city to look at tiles, back-splashes, cabinets, etc. When we did travel to buy things directly, they had called ahead, clarified all of the details, and we received their professional discount at the point of sale. We made a substitution which they sourced quickly, and were finished in time to cook Thanksgiving dinner. We are delighted at the outcome, a great, functional, sleek space perfect for the cooks and out guests. There were a few things that needed attention after completion of the work. We had no difficulty getting the contractors back to take care of them, including a visit from Kenneth himself when one issue wasn’t resolved. This firm has excellent design sense, project management capability, and attention to customer service that makes renovation reasonably “pain-free” and delivers a great outcome. We would not hesitate to use them for future designs and renovations.
Downtown Loft Redesign and Renovation
Anish Acharya in Toronto
I had such an absolutely incredible experience with Fardid and the team at BKDP. Here are some highlights: – First, their work is top notch. My place has exceeded my expectations in every possible way. – They are on time .. they were fully transparent about the schedule, set realistic expectations, and delivered on them. – They set expectations about price .. they will tell you what you get, for what amount, and what the tradeoffs are. Then they will try to keep you in that budget when you start to wander out. I had multiple meetings with Fardid where he was trying to convince me to stay within our budget .. it was great to have a real partner. – They have impeccable attention to detail .. everything from the location of outlets to the tiniest details of the backsplash were thought out. – They are such a pleasure to deal with .. great people, great staff, wow I wish I could give more glowing praise of the firm .. this was such an incredible experience, I am so happy with the work, and I consider Fardid to be a friend. Obviously, I *highly* recommend them.
Home Entertainment Center and Powder Room
Rebecca in Toronto
BKDP did a wonderful job on creating a relaxing high tech home entertainment center in my basement. Their attention to detail made the design process so easy and enjoyable as they really understood what I wanted (I was unsure!) and it is now a well loved room in my house. The powder room reno was a challenge for any design team and it exceeded my expectations in the end. I would recommend the BKDP team without hesitation!!!
HC in North York
No one believes me when I tell them how much I enjoyed my renovation especially when they hear about the scale of work that was done. I hired BKDP and worked with the two partners, Fardid and Kenneth, to develop a design and renovate my ranch-style side-split. The design process took 2 months to complete and they were really thorough. It felt like a partnership and I felt really comfortable with the choices they made. They encouraged my feedback and used it to improve the smallest details (like finding a range hood with a remote so I don’t have to reach up too high). Once construction began, BKDP’s coordinator, Emily, kept in touch with me to provide updates and answered any questions. Their contractors were courteous, professional and responded to my feedback and concerns promptly. Fardid and Kenneth did inspections and met with contractors regularly. I didn’t have to worry about anything. In the end the construction took a little over 3 months to complete and I have been loving my home since. I would recommend BKDP to anyone who wants to do a high quality renovation. They are in a league of their own.
Renovation of Entire Home
Andy in Unionville
We chose BKDP to renovate a dated 30-year old home. The scope of the project was large, covering the entire main and second floors, including a new kitchen and three baths. We needed a design-build firm that had: A track record of completing projects on budget and on time, with designs we liked; Good tradespeople and a good range of products (from mid- to high-end); Designs that suited our tastes (classic, with a hint of contemporary); Knowledge and experience (e.g. permit process) to make structural changes; and Most importantly, cared about their projects and their clients. BKDP delivered on all counts! We can’t stress enough the last point. Fardid and Ken looked after all the little details in the design and construction. We didn’t have to constantly monitor the progress of the project, and the project was finished flawlessly. Also, the time Fardid and Ken invested in the design stage really contributed to the success of the project. We went through several iterations of the design and (very detailed) budget until we arrived at a product that maximized the value of our budget and met all of our needs. In the end, the result of our reno project far exceeded our expectations. You